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 road New poll reveals that an astounding 73% of the population in Ireland support marriage equality.

Mm  road Mary Morgan, the first openly lesbian judge in the US, has retired.

 road Left-handedness still a mystery: "Hand asymmetry (whether left or right) is related to brain asymmetry. And that, Dr. Francks said, 'is not at all understood; we’re really at the very beginning of understanding what makes the brain asymmetrical and what goes wrong — we don’t understand that process in the normal case.'”

 road Charlie Sheen continues his odd train wreck by introducing a web cast he calls a "random experiment": Sheen's Korner.

 road Could civil unions come to Colorado, a state that has a Constitutional amendment banning marriage equality?

 road Listen: Short clip of new Britney Spears single "(Drop Dead) Beautiful."

 road Spoiler alert: Alexander Skarsgard on the upcoming season of True Blood.

Brandon  road Brandon Routh doffs his shirt for his new movie Dylan Dog: Dead of Night.

 road An update on the life Greg Louganis.

 road Anti-gay discrimination bills die in West Virginia due to inaction from lawmakers in that state.

 road George Michael on his stint in jail: "Remarkably enough, I know people must think it was a really horrific experience - it's so much easier to take any form of punishment if you believe you actually deserve it, and I did."

 road Gay man brutally beaten to death in New Jersey. Hate crime suspected.

 road The search continues for Tyche, which, unlike Pluto, scientists believe might be the true ninth planet in solar system.

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  1. Am I not reading the linked article right? Did Mary Morgan actually die or just retire?

    Posted by: MG | Mar 6, 2011 5:09:20 PM


  2. Mary Morgan retired, she didn't die did she?

    Posted by: Joey | Mar 6, 2011 5:12:56 PM


  3. Mary Morgan retired.

    Posted by: joey also | Mar 6, 2011 5:17:13 PM


  4. Please correct the bit on Mary Morgan. As someone who knows her, this sent me into a panic.

    Posted by: Scott | Mar 6, 2011 5:23:08 PM


  5. Mary Tyler Morgan is DEAD?!? I loved her!

    Posted by: TANK | Mar 6, 2011 6:03:11 PM


  6. Damn, pretty bad error to make there on Mary Tyler Morgan.

    And RIP to Scott Patronick.

    Posted by: Francis | Mar 6, 2011 6:42:03 PM


  7. The Irish know discrimination when they see it. And they fight it harder than most. They are not to be confused with the establishment puppets that populate Fox News.

    73% is astounding support.

    Posted by: yonkersconquers | Mar 6, 2011 6:50:04 PM


  8. I love Greg Louganis and have for many, many years. I met him once in Miami, very briefly. I won't recount the details because it wasn't during one of his better times. He's worked hard, suffered a lot of emotional and physical torment, and remains a very positive role model. Lesser men would not have survived intact as Greg Louganis has. I wish him every success and happiness the world has to offer. You've done us proud!

    Posted by: Bob R | Mar 6, 2011 8:33:50 PM


  9. FYI - you also got the info on left-handedness wrong... Left-handed folks' brains are LESS asymmetrical... and are therefore more symmetical. Not that it makes a big difference, but basically the article says that left-handers are more likely to be ambidexerous, and possibly more creative as they are ruled by their right brains, but may be more susceptible to certain harmful health conditions.

    Posted by: GraphicJack | Mar 6, 2011 10:27:07 PM


  10. Yes, at last we Irish are beginning to understand the fog of religious oppression we have lived through and also beginning to understand the meaning of equality......

    Civil Unions, if for everyone, are fine....But marriage (if it's called that) should be available for everyone also...in Civil Law.
    I don't care what the Churches do, or what they call their ceremonies , they should have no standing in civil law.

    On another point, I'm delighted that Greg Louganis has an Irish boyfriend......he is such a great athlete and a great icon for we gays.
    Apologies for being so parochial......but we are so beaten down by what we have done to our economy that we are clinging to any piece of good news......."tabula in naufragio" -the plank in the shipwreck !

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Mar 7, 2011 3:38:22 AM


  11. And , of course, TOWLEROAD published the news that the Irish President has refused to lead the St.Patrick's Day Parade in New York this year on the grounds that the organisers will not allow Gays and Lesbians to march.
    So another strike for equal treatment under the law.
    As for dumb ass mothers such as O'Reilly or Hannity on Fox, they make any ordinary Irish person, gay or straight, cringe with embarassment.
    At least we can't be blamed for that f***wit, Santorum !!!

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Mar 7, 2011 3:54:08 AM


  12. About left handed people being smarter, and four out of the last 5 Presidents were "lefties" with the exception being George
    W. Bush- #43... I rest my case!

    Posted by: jerry pritikin | Mar 7, 2011 8:08:35 AM


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